Safety Harbor is the home of the historic Espiritu Santo Springs. Given this name in 1539 by the Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto. He was searching for the legendary Fountain of Youth. The natural springs have attracted attention worldwide for their curative powers.Safety Harbor is in Pinellas County and is one of the best places to live in Florida. Living in Safety Harbor offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. The public schools in Safety Harbor are above average.